What's going on with my poor tom?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by acw13, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. acw13

    acw13 Out Of The Brooder

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    He's lost most of his feathers on his breast and his tail is gone!
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    It's possible he is simply molting. Odd time of year for but possible. Check the areas with feather loss - does he have new pin feathers developing? If there are no pin feathers - are there any other turkeys or birds who could be damaging the feathers?
     
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2016
  3. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty Premium Member

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    Maybe he is rubbing his tail on something and dragging his belly on the ground a bit? He looks like a Broad Breasted White turkey and they frequently have weight related issues and often drag their bellies on the ground a bit which causes them to lose feathers.

    He could just be molting though, as @QueenMisha suggested.
     
  4. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine are molting right now. Chickens too.
     

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